““Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?”
— Quran, 4:98 (Sahih International)
Swiss cooking may not be as exquisite as Italian or French cuisine. And, Brexit notwithstanding, the Helvetians’ capacity for multiculturalism does not compare to London’s.
The Swiss literary scene seems foggy and blurred to the Arab audience although it belongs to a rich and luxurious society that enjoys social and political stability and that is distinguished by a unique specificity in the European continent that exported globalization to the rest of the world and voiced the slogans of civilization and modernity.
Anyone looking at the Swiss literary journal scene in the mid-2000s was bound to conclude that the medium’s significance was declining. There were few alternatives to the journals Entwürfe, founded in the 1980s, and Orte, dating back to the 1970s.